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The forgotten books of H.L. Gee

I discovered a new author yesterday, or rather I discovered an old one – H.L. Gee. That’s Herbert Leslie Gee to be precise. Gee was a prolific writer and one of his favourite subjects was Yorkshire, particularly its seaside. He wrote Folk Tales of Yorkshire and Cloud and Sunshine: Some Account of a Plain Man’s Journey By Car from Yorkshire to the Cotswolds and Back, published in 1953, which would have been an interesting journey at the time.

A colleague in the office had just bought a copy of Bright Interlude by Gee, published by Epworth Press, an account of a family holiday in Sandborne, and its dust jacket design really caught my eye.

One of Gee’s bestselling books was an anthology of writing by wild life broadcaster George Bramwell Evens, better known as Romany of the BBC. The book is called The Spirit of the Romany.

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